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Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Hill City

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Natural History Museum Museum
Everything Prehistoric is the gift shop of the Black Hills Institute. The Museum holds the collection of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research.
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  • The museum is small, but worth stopping for. For its size it is a pretty well put together place. Excellent exhibits, and an equally nice gift shop.  more »
  • The whole display fits in one small 1930's basketball gym that has no room other than for the court. There are a lot of fossils but it would take time to read them and unless that is really really you...  more »
  • If you have an interest in geology or dinosaurs, this is a must see! The collection of fossils is truly extraordinary. The gift shop is full of fun things, minerals, jewelry, etc. but the museum itsel...  more »
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  • This is a very good museum. It's only two rooms - gift store and main exhibit, but both halves are very good. I went with my parents. The tickets are $7.50 per adult but are annual passes, so if you're a local or a fossil buff you could theoretically re-use them. The highlight of the place is the world class fossil collection. They have Stan, the second most complete T-Rex, a number of other massive dinosaurs, smilodons, ammonites, giant sea monsters, and creepy squid plants. Would recommend
  • Kids had a blast. Rode the train up from keystone spent an hour and everyone was happy
  • There is a ton of skeletons, original and cast in a smaller area. Stan and Sue. Nice gift shop with different fossils you can buy.
  • Boy's age 8 and 10 had a good time, I was worried they would break something. Somethings with in reach.
  • Find tons of dinosaurs in a small space! See incredible rock and mineral exhibits! Experience faux digging for dinosaur bones! This place is lots of fun! You need to visit! One admission gets you in for a whole year! We took our family here because of a Groupon special. The museum is amazing! The gift store is crammed with incredible educational items and pretty stone jewelry. We bought tiny dinos and animals for necklaces in various semiprecious stone materials. There were many bracelets purchased too! My children made the most of the gift store and took home gifts for many of their friends!